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IT-Director: IBM's Wladawsky-Berger on Linux and the community.

Feb 03, 2000, 18:48 (1 Talkback[s])

"...Wladawsky-Berger has been told by Gerstner that Linux is key to the future of IBM and Wladawsky-Berger couldn't be happier. He just happens to be one its strongest advocates."

"ITD: Can you tell us how important you believe Linux is to the future of computing
WB:
Linux is something different altogether. It is far more than just another operating system. ... It has a huge community of people with a burning passion for it to succeed and that is driving it increasingly towards becoming the application environment standard. ..."

"TD: How far off is this open application environment nirvana?
WB:
... I think that Linux is currently comparable to the way the Internet was in 1994..."

"ITD: So when will Linux enter the AIX space?
WB:
I don't expect that to happen for a few years yet, but it is certainly on the horizon. ..."

Complete interview.

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